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April 13, 2006, 12:53 am
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slot and the DVD and CD drives in the secondary IDE slot. My current
machine is IDE and for now I want to put my hard drive in the newer machine
until I get a SATA drive. Can I just put the current hard drive in the new
machine in the primary IDE slot and either disconnect the floppy or put it
on the ribbon cable with the optical drives, putting them in the secondary
IDE slot? I was told that there is a chance that I can damage the boot
sector of the hard drive by just plugging it into the IDE controller. Is
this true? Should I wait until I get the IDE controller card that my
brother-in-law can mail to me?
Re: old hard drive in new computer
On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 20:53:19 -0400, "Eddie G"
I suspect you are mistaken, that the floppy drive is using a
normal floppy connector. Compare the width of the floppy
cable to the width of the DVD/CD cable, see if it isn't a
little narrower since it may have fewer conductors if it's a
normal floppy cable, not ATA cable.
yes you could do that but since you have it, might as well
use it, have it available if at all possible...
Two devices per cable, it would seem with two optical drives
you have both master and slave positions taken by these two.
No, it is a stange thing to consider though, I would be very
cautious about taking any more advice from wherever you
Just start setting up the system... Put the new drive in as
master on the primary, at least one optical as master on the
secondary. Take another look at that floppy drive to see if
it isn't a regular floppy cable on it. If you want the
remaining two drives, hook 'em up too.
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